A bright orange Toyota Supra, used in the original Fast and Furious movie has been consigned to Mecum's next auction
The iconic 1993 Toyota Supra from the original 2001 Fast and the Furious film, driven by the late actor Paul Walker, has been offered up for sale by US auction house Mecum. It is expected to sell for between $150,000 and $200,000 when it goes on sale on 12-16 May.
The heavily modified orange Supra, driven by on-screen hero and undercover police officer Brian O’Connor, portrayed by Walker, was built by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California.
Eddie is a 40-year veteran that has created some of the most memorable vehicles to appear on the big screen – a natural choice to supply the franchise’s most recognisable modified cars.
The Supra featured throughout the first film, including in the final race scene between Walker’s character and Vin Diesel’s character’s Dodge Charger.
It is equipped with a faily tame 2JZ-GE 3.0-litre 220bhp inline-six engine and five-speed manual transmission, augmented by twin Holley Performance nitrous oxide bottles mounted in a rear compartment (not connected).
Work carried out by the experts at The Shark Shop includes a full roll cage and heavy-duty suspension to deal with the rigors of stunt driving, as well as competition seats and a Jaz Products fuel cell.
Fans of the series will recognise the Bomex body kit, Dazz alloy wheels and APR wing on the vehicle, which is also emblazoned with striking graphics by Modern Image of San Diego, California.
The high profile car, which recently notched a win at the Detroit AutoRama March 2015 show, is listed in the Redline Production list with serial numbers of cars that served duty in the filming of The Fast and The Furious.
Words: Sean Leach // Images: Mecum